Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wash DC officials propose autism insurance requirements

The Associated Press

Two D.C. Council members are planning to introduce legislation this week that would require insurance companies to improve coverage for children with autism.

Tommy Wells and Muriel Bowser plan to announce details of the legislation Monday and introduce their bill Tuesday.

If the bill passes, the District of Columbia would join a growing number of states that have passed autism insurance requirements.

Many insurers don't cover treatment for autism. Behavior therapy for an autistic child can cost up to $50,000 a year.

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